32 days in Central Virginia Itinerary

32 days in Central Virginia Itinerary

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32 days in Central Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Richmond
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lynchburg
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

9
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Pocahontas State Park (in Chesterfield), Petersburg (Petersburg National Battlefield Park & Pamplin Historical Park) and Ironbridge Sports Park (in Chester). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Virginia Capitol Building, and learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy.

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Newark to Richmond is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Petersburg, Kings Dominion, Pocahontas State Park, Keystone Tractor Works, Ironbridge Sports Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden ©
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

10
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore Lynchburg's surroundings by going to Robert Russa Moton Museum (in Farmville), Appomattox (Clover Hill Village, McLean House, & more) and Bedford (Johnson's Orchards, Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, & more). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Amazement Square, admire the sheer force of Crabtree Falls, and learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lynchburg day trip website .

Getting from Richmond to Lynchburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lynchburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Appomattox, Bedford, Green Bay, Crabtree Falls, Robert Russa Moton Museum
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National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Room Escape Games
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery

12
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Nellysford (Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery & Bold Rock Hard Cider), Afton (Veritas Vineyard & Winery & Valley Road Vineyards) and Reynard Florence Vineyard (in Barboursville). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Lynchburg to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange, Afton, Barboursville, Nellysford, Canal Basin Square
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Beer Tastings & Tours